McCall Gardens

Jean passed away Sunday August 21, 2011 at Mount Edward Court, Victoria, BC. She was born in Prince Rupert, BC October 10, 1917 and is survived by Glen, her loving husband of 65 years. Predeceased by her only son Roger in 2005. Jean was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing Class of 1941. She was so loved and will be so missed by her family and by the many dear and special friends she lovingly ‘gathered’ along her way.
Jean is also survived by her loving ‘Hutchinson’ Family:

Sister-in-law, Marjorie Murray, Annie Hutchinson & her children; son Roger Hutchinson; daughter Faye Taylor & husband Bob & family all of Nova Scotia; nieces, Heather Larow& husband Dale & their children; daughter, Jennifer & family; son, Bill Larow of Massachusetts, Marilyn Dumas & husband Bob of Florida, Kathy Ellis & husband Carson & family of Nova Scotia, Joan Murray of Nova Scotia & daughter Paula of Kelowna, BC; nephews, Gregor Cowell of Brazil & daughters, Joy Cowell, Fawn Cowell of Victoria, BC & Jasmine Cowell of Brazil, Glen Hutchinson of New Jersey. Also, Rose Byrne & husband Ed & their daughter Sheila Dobie, husband Nathan & their children Grace & Angus. Son Michael Byrne & his daughter Camille Byrne all of Sooke, BC.


Roger Hutchinson’s Family: step-son Nathan Pearson & wife Heather & their two children Rylee & Maksim of Alberta & step-son Matthew Pearson & family of Mexico. Jean is also survived by her Loving Extended Families:
The Hitchcox family: ‘daughter’ Diane & Bob of Port McNeill, BC, god-daughter Jodi Guy & children, Steven Guy & Kennedy Volk of Campbell River, BC, & Tyler Guy of Victoria, BC.
Lori Hitchcox (Glen & Jean’s ‘on-call’ angel) Derrick Starck & sons, Lee & wife Coby of Alberta & Don & Ted of Victoria, BC. Darin Hitchcox & twin daughters, Aleighsha & Karrah of Port McNeill, BC & Ryan Hitchcox of Campbell River, BC. The Langford Family: Lorraine Langford & her two daughters, Lisa Langford-Leeson & husband Evan & their daughter Verity & Rina Langford-Kimmitt & husband Paul all of Victoria, BC. The Rivers Family: Bob Rivers (Jean’s ‘other son’) & his sons Casey Rivers & wife Tiffany & Iian Rivers & wife Lisa.

Jean was so delighted & proud to be ‘Grandma Jean’ to Verity Leeson, Rylee & Maksim Pearson.
And ‘Special Auntie’ to Kennedy Volk of Campbell River, BC & Mia Kennedy of Victoria, BC.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be held Monday – August 29th – 2PM at MCCALL’S FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1400 Vancouver Street at Johnson, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to
Victoria Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 in Jean’s memory would be appreciated.
Condolences may be offered to the family at

  • Irene & Stan Emerick
    August 29, 2011

    Dear Glenn, we are so sorry to read of Jean’s passing. I have fond memories of you both and the wonderful friendship you had with my Mom & Dad (Charlie & Bette Christie). You and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.


    Irene and Stan

  • John Stevenson
    August 29, 2011

    Lynn and I are very saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. Our thoughts are with you Glen at this difficult time.


    John & Lynn

  • Heather Laing
    August 29, 2011

    Our girls still remember the tiny bottles of perfume that you and Jean would collect for them. You made them feel like princesses every time you saw them. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Love Heather (Brian, Jamie, Kate)

  • John and Sheila Pearson
    August 28, 2011

    Dear Glen,
    So sorry to hear about Jeans’ passing. Take pleasure in knowing that she was well loved and loved well.

    John and Sheila

  • Paula Schneider
    August 28, 2011

    Uncle Glen, my deepest sympathy for the passing of Aunt Jean. my thoughts are with you and of Aunt Jean as i knew her. Paula

  • Gail Millar ( Mitchell)
    August 27, 2011

    Dear Glen,
    We have such fond memories of tea parties with “Jean and Glen” when we would come to visit my parents in Victoria. I was sorry to hear of Jean’s passing and will keep you in my prayers.
    With love and condolences,

    August 27, 2011

    Glen :-

    We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing , but she had a long & full life & a long & happy marriage to you .
    We wish we were closer to you at this tragic time & give you our help & support ; however being 10,000 miles away prevents this .
    Our deepest sympathies & condolences , from all of us .


  • Cheryl Hutchinson
    August 27, 2011

    Dear Glen and extended family, Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing, there are many memories that we cherish of Jean, her excellent cooking and baking skills, Shawnigan Lake visits, the many send along dinners, especially the macaroni and cheese, it was always a treat to look inside the tins of goodies.Thinking of you with love.

  • Matthew Pearson,Puerto Vallarta Mexico
    August 27, 2011

    Dear Grampa Glen,,
    I’m very sorry for the loss of Gramma Jean.Although I’ve been down south for the last few years I have always had great memories of the house on fairfield,the homemade sweets and you’ll always be my heart. PS now its tea time with Rog and Aunt Kath
    Descansa en Paz

  • nathan pearson
    August 27, 2011

    Grampa Glen we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Grandma Jean, I know the kids will miss the treats at tea time during our visits. Our prayers go out to you and the rest of the family.

  • Alastair/Bella Mulholland
    August 26, 2011

    Dear Glen,We are so sorry to read of Jean’s passing and offer you our deepest sympathy.We have happy memories of our Fairfield neighbours, our visits and of Jean’s kindness to “Grandma” Mulholland over so very many years.

    Bella and “doc” Mulholland

  • ~ Rina and Paul Kimmett, Victoria, British Columbia
    August 26, 2011

    Dearest Glen,

    We are so sorry that dear Jean has passed away. The two of you were such a great team for all these years. Please take comfort in knowing that your friends and family love you and remember Jean with love. We are also thinking of Roger at this time with such fondness.

  • Be Moseley (Midlane)
    August 26, 2011

    I am so sorry to read of Jeans passing. I hope her and Mom(Leah Midlane) are now reminising all their memories of the times they spent together as young women.
    Bev Moseley

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